Idea for School Lunch

Posted on: Thu, 10/21/1999 - 12:57am
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Hi! I'm new to this board, but I've taken everthing to heart. My 4 yr old has PA, and is pre-school. The director of the school has been doing her homework on PA, and had a great idea. She suggested that at lunch time, instead of having the PA child sit by themselves, take a poll of which children would like to be "peanut free". Those children,and of course the parents agree not to have any peanut containing foods in their lunch. The "peanut Free" kids would then sit together at lunch. This would be beneficial to both the PA child and the parents who care enough to learn more about the allergy. Just a thought !!

Posted on: Thu, 10/21/1999 - 1:04am
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Joined: 02/03/1999 - 09:00

Sandi,
My son's preschool does a similar thing. They have recently changed to a "cafeteria" style lunch. Instead of lunch being brought to their individual classrooms (my son's class WAS peanut free) they changed to bringing each class down to the kitchen and having them sit at one table and eat. The director called me when they made this change and asked me how to handle this. Since I was not confident that the eating area could be cleaned properly for his class on PB&J day, my son is sent to an adjoining classroom to eat his peanut free lunch. Every time this happens the teacher asks the class for volunteers to join Evan for a special lunch. The director told me that they have never had a problem getting volunteers. The kids then get their choice of a peanut free sandwich and they think they are real special.
Christine

Posted on: Sun, 10/31/1999 - 11:56am
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Joined: 10/14/1999 - 09:00

My kid is at a peanut free table for lunch in elementary school. Many other kids have gone home and asked their parents not to pack PB so they can sit with him. I'm sure this is causing a hassle for them at times when there is nothing else to send. Oh well, I feel like "WELCOME TO MY WORLD!!!" since it doesn't ever enter my house at all.
This has worked out fine. Also, he made his own sign, with peanuts all over it, then red circles around them and slashes over the peanuts. Like "no parking."

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